On Wednesday, Finnish handset vendor Nokia made official a new entry-level device, the Nokia 515, a feature phone built using premium materials and destined to provide high performance to those interested in a classic mobile phone.According to the company, the new mobile phone was designed to prove suitable for use both as a main device and as a companion to one’s smartphone.
The new Nokia 515 was crafted with attention to detail, and sports a body built out of a single piece of anodized, sandblasted aluminum.
Furthermore, the handset features a curved display, with Gorilla Glass 2 protection, which has been also polarized for use in sunlight.
“For the keymat, which continues the gentle curvature, a new hardened polycarbonate resin was specially created,” a recent post on Nokia Conversations reads.
“The result is a lightweight, 11mm-thin body that combines the best in elegance and resilience.”
The new mobile phone arrives on shelves with a 2.4-inch QVGA LCD 262k display, as well as with a 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with LED flash.
Furthermore, it sports 256MB of flash memory, along with a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space.
The handset also comes with support for 3.5G HSDPA (GSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 900/2100) frequencies, and with a battery that can deliver up to 10.4 hours of talk time, or up to 38 days of standby time.
Nokia 515 will arrive on shelves in both single and dual-SIM models. The latter packs Nokia’s Easy Swap technology, which allows users to swiftly change SIM cards without turning off the phone.
At the same time, the new mobile phone will be launched with a series of pre-loaded applications, so that it would deliver more than just basic phone functionality to its users.
“The Mail for Exchange app allows access to corporate email and will keep your contacts and calendar synchronized,” said blog post continues.
“The Nokia Xpress Browser loads web pages much faster than normal, using compression so it also requires less data to show them. On the social side, Facebook, Twitter and Nimbuzz are preloaded, while thousands of other apps are available for download from the Nokia Store.”
The new Nokia 515 is set to start shipping before the end of the third quarter of the year. It will sport a price tag of €115 ($153) before local taxes and operator subsidies.